New Delhi, June 19
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the nation is making a collective effort to bring to the fore untold chapters of the freedom movement during the Amrit Mahotsav of freedom.
He was speaking at the release of 'Bhartiya Samvidhan: Ankahi Kahani', a book authored by veteran journalist Padmashri Ram Bahadur Rai, the Chancellor of the Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University, Gurugram, on Saturday in Delhi.
In his video message, PM Modi said warriors, who were forgotten even after sacrificing everything, the events that were forgotten after giving a new direction to the freedom struggle, and the thoughts that infused energy to the freedom struggle, became distant from our resolutions even after independence.
“The country is now binding them together again so that the consciousness of the past can be strengthened in the India of the future. Therefore, the youth of the country are today researching and writing books on untold history.
“Many programmes are being organised under the Amrit Mahotsav. This book ‘Bhartiya Samvidhan: Ankahi Kahani’ will serve to give a new impetus to this campaign of the country. Along with the history of independence, the untold chapters of our Constitution will give a new thinking to the youth of the country and broaden their discourse,” the PM added as per a statement by the University.
The Prime Minister also emphasised the need for widespread awareness about the Constitution.
“How Gandhiji gave a lead to the concept of our Constitution, Sardar Patel freed the Indian Constitution from communalism by abolishing the separate electoral system on the basis of religion, Dr Ambedkar incorporating fraternity in the Preamble of the Constitution shaped ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’, and how scholars like Dr Rajendra Prasad tried to connect the Constitution with the soul of India, this book introduces us to such untold aspects,” he added.
Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh and Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha also lauded Rai’s efforts, the statement added.
Senior editor Achyutanand Mishra presided over the event. Sachchidanand Joshi, a member of the INGCA and Manmohan Singh Chawla, managing trustee of SGT University welcomed the guests.
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